6061 Aluminum Plate

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Aluminum 6061 Plate

Champagne Metals is a 6061 aluminum plate distributor and processor for the North American market. We strive to provide top-quality aluminum alloys for various applications.

Aluminum 6061 plate is a commonly used aluminum alloy for fabrication projects. It offers excellent strength, weldability, machinability and corrosion resistance.

Typical 6061 Aluminum Plate Standards

We have two tempers of aluminum plate 6061 — T6 and T6511. The thickness, width and length options vary by temper. Contact our team for specific dimension data for this alloy.

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More Information About 6061 Aluminum Plate

The following data about aluminum 6061 plate can help you determine if this alloy is best for your application.

The 6061 aluminum plate offers several benefits, such as:

  • Machinability
  • Strength
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Weldability
  • The ability to be anodized

Its disadvantages are:

  • No bendability
  • Poor formability

Aluminum plate 6061 is common in the transportation industry for:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Aerospace
  • Heavy trucks
  • Automotive

Its specific applications include:

  • Valves
  • Structural framing
  • Marine shapes
  • Couplings
  • Base plates
  • Automotive shapes
  • Aircraft

T6-tempered 6061 aluminum plate has good machinability. In the annealed condition, this alloy is not easily machinable.

Aluminum 6061 plate is heat treatable at 990 degrees Fahrenheit. The workpiece will require time to be evenly and thoroughly heated. The alloy is then quenched in water after treatment.

The 6061 aluminum alloy can also take precipitation hardening at 320 degrees for 18 hours. After this hardening, the alloy is air-cooled, heated to 350 degrees and air-cooled again.

Aluminum plate 6061 has excellent weldability. Thin sections work best with gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding is the recommended approach for heavier sections.

Chemical Properties of 6061 Aluminum Plate

The chemical composition of aluminum 6061 plate is:

95.85-98.56% 0.8-1.2% 0.4-0.8% 0-0.7% 0.15-0.40% 0.04-0.35% 0-0.25% 0-0.25% 0-0.15%


Mechanical Properties of 6061 Plate Aluminum

The tempers of aluminum 6061 plate have different mechanical properties. Our team can help you determine which has the mechanical qualities your application requires.

T6-tempered aluminum plate has a 42,000 kilopound per square inch (ksi) ultimate tensile strength and yield strength of 39,000 ksi. Its hardness ratings are 95 on the Brinell scale and B60 on the Rockwell scale.

T6511-tempered 6061 aluminum plate has a 45,000 ksi ultimate tensile strength and 40,000 ksi yield strength. It has the same hardness ratings as the T6 temper.

Grade Tensile Strength Yield Strength Brinell/Rockwell Hardness Rating
T6 42,000 ksi 39,000 ksi 95 / B60
T6511 45,000 ksi 40,000 ksi 95 / B60

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most frequently asked questions we get about aluminum 6061 plate:

The density of 6061 aluminum plate is 0.0975 pounds per cubic inch, or 2.7 grams per cubic centimeter.

Aluminum 6061 plate has thermal conductivity, with both tempers possessing a diffusivity of 170 Watts per meter-Kelvin.

Contact Champagne Metals for Your 6061 Aluminum Plate

Champagne Metals is a family-owned aluminum processor and distributor. Our dependable, on-time delivery means you will get your aluminum plate right away.

For more information or a quote on aluminum 6061 plate, call 888-266-1131 or contact our team today.

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